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Air Force - Secretary of the Air Force (U.S.)

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[Secretary of the Air Force flag] by Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001



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All the flags below are 52 x 66 inches. For indoor and parade use, they are embroidered, trimmed with 2 1/2 inch wide fringe as indicated, equipped with cords and tassels (cord 8 feet 6 inches long) and mounted on staffs with chrome-plated spearhead finials. Same size without fringe, etc., is used for hoisting on halyards. A note on colors: ultramarine blue and golden yellow are officially defined by reference to the a standard color card used for all U.S. government flags.

Description

The Secretary of the Air Force's flag is ultramarine blue, 52 by 66 inches, and has the Air Force coat of arms (officially blazoned as blue celeste a thunderbolt or garnished gules above a base nebuly argent; for crest an American bald eagle wings elevated before a cloud all proper) at the center and a white star in each corner. The fringe is golden yellow, the cord and tassels ultramarine blue and golden yellow. From the establishment of the Department of the Air Force in 1947 until the mid 1950s the Secretary flew an ultramarine blue flag with a white star pierced red with two golden yellow wings expanded, and a star in each corner. The current design came into use in the 1953-56 timeframe.
Source: Air Force Regulation 900-3.
Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001


Under Secretary of the Air Force

[Under Secretary of the Air Force flag] by Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001

The Under Secretary of the Air Force's flag is of the same size and design as the Secretary's, but with a white field and ultramarine blue stars. Fringe, cord and tassels are the same. Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force use the same flag as the Under Secretary, but with ultramarine blue instead of golden yellow fringe.
Source: Air Force Regulation 900-3.
Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001


Air Force Chief of Staff

[Air Force Chief of Staff flag] by Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001

The Chief of Staff of the Air Force's flag is divided diagonally from upper hoist to lower fly, ultramarine blue over white, with the Air Force coat of arms on the center flanked by a horizontal line of four stars, two ultramarine blue ones in the hoist and two white ones in the fly. The fringe is golden yellow, the cord and tassels golden yellow and ultramarine blue. (The stars on the Chief of Staff's flag are about 1/3 bigger than those on the Secretary's.)
Source: Air Force Regulation 900-3.
Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001


Air Force Vice Chief of Staff

[Air Force Vice Chief of Staff flag] by Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001

The Vice Chief of Staff's flag is 52 by 66 inches, divided by two diagonal lines, with the upper and lower portions of the flag white and the hoist and fly ultramarine blue. The Air Force coat of arms is in the center flanked by four white stars in a horizontal line. The fringe is golden yellow, the cord and tassels golden yellow and ultramarine blue.
Source: Air Force Regulation 900-3.
Joe McMillan, 20 January 2001

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